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It is a balmy Saturday night in July. The sun is beginning to spread its orange glow across the sidewalk, casting a darkened shadow behind you. The smell of grilled hot dogs and crisp peanuts fill the air as the hustle and bustle of the city surrounds you. I am painting the picture of your surroundings before attending an MLB game.
As a fan, you want your experience to be enjoyable, but most of all, you want your team to be competitive. Not just in the final outcome, but throughout the game as well. Like some baseball games, one thing leads to another and runs start tallying up for the opposing team. You are sitting in the metal seat behind the plate thinking to yourself, “Why did I even come?” or perhaps, “I wish I could get my money back,” as the score ticks up to 10–1 and the final out of the 9th pops into the outfielder’s mitt.
Well, look no further. GameHedge, a new online ticket marketplace, is your answer.
With a patent-pending ticket buying experience, every ticket bought through GameHedge will come with an exclusive Good Game Guarantee, a 50% refund of the ticket price of the home team if they lose by a certain margin.
Although MLB tickets are the only available options on the site as of now, GameHedge plans on expanding to the NFL, NBA and NHL.
Tickets are priced competitively in comparison to other marketplaces and the Good Game Guarantee comes with no additional costs. If you play your cards right (or tickets for that matter), historical statistics have estimated that one in every eight MLB games will qualify for the guarantee.
Warren Friss, Founder of GameHedge, knows that some final scores are not always ideal. “As a die-hard sports fan, I know firsthand just how much fans invest into seeing their favorite teams, including time, energy and, of course, money,” said Friss. “Fans often have a fantastic experience at the ballpark, but other times, the game doesn’t go their way. GameHedge is dedicated to being the best place to buy sports tickets, in part by actually giving money back to loyal fans, so even if the hometown team doesn’t win, all is not lost.”
The ticket process on GameHedge is as easy as playing catch in the front yard:
1. Purchase tickets for any MLB game on GameHedge.com
2. Automatically receive the standard Good Game Guarantee at no additional charge
3. If the home team loses by five or more runs, receive a 50% refund of the ticket price
4. Head to GameHedge.com to claim the refund, which is credited directly to the credit card used to make the purchase
Hundreds of questions have filtered through the FAQ page, and GameHedge has done its best to keep the fans informed, as well as making it a painstakingly easy process.